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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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"The worst play I have ever seen"
Not entirely sure of the relevance of this. The [i]Messiah[/i] is an oratorio, not a play.
"The worst play I have ever seen"
Purely as a bridge matter, East would discard a diamond from any hand not including AK (which would discard an encouraging heart). It was a mistake, in the carding methods of the partnership, to discard 10 rather than 2. You can see why it happened - East was trying to signal ...
2019 European Open, 15-29 June, Istanbul
Opatija was large enough to host the 2014 European Championships. Has it shrunk?
"The worst play I have ever seen"
I think that idea was part of the Vinje defensive carding methods also. I don't recall reading Vinje's book, but doubtless I heard the idea from someone who had. On a couple of occasions Sheehan led the queen from this holding at rubber bridge. When I played some ...
"The worst play I have ever seen"
A thought occurs that I have not seen in the literature but cannot persuade myself that it is original with me. Perhaps I heard it from someone. With AKQ holdings, one might lead the queen and continue with the ace or king according to length. Then, partner will know how ...
"The worst play I have ever seen"
If I had the stiff 10 I would have overcalled 2.
Three-card major suit openings by Jais and Trezel
Slartibartfast: My name's not important. You must come with me, you don't want to be late. Arthur Dent: Late for what? Slartibartfast: Well, like, um, what's your name? Arthur Dent: Dent. Arthur Dent. Slartibartfast: Well, late as in the late Dentarthurdent. Douglas Adams, [I]The Hitchhiker’s ...
Three-card major suit openings by Jais and Trezel
I recall explaining to someone that Alt-0233 would produce the symbol é. He continued to work for a while, then complained that there was something wrong. Apparently, Shift-Alt-0233 was not producing É.
Lead out of turn accepted and then what
Jacob, does your point 2 mean that if partner “luckily” passes the 3 bid knowing that it’s actually a 2 bid (he would bid four over a “real” 3 bid) that’s OK? Because that is what you and Henrik seem to say. If not, what ...
Lead out of turn accepted and then what
There are, as Steve says, two ways in which the infraction could “not happen”. The guy with the IB could have passed, or he could have bid 3. Which of these is considered to be “if the infraction had not happened?” Of course, a man who bids 2 ...

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